Borrowing & debt

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BrightHouse loan customers unlikely to get refunds, say administrators
Creditor Greensill has received big sum but Grant Thornton decides cost of assessing other claims is too high

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

16, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Klarna to start reporting UK customer debts to credit agencies
Move by Swedish firm, the UK’s leading buy now, pay later company, will begin on 1 June

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

04, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Barclays warns inflation and cost of living crisis is hurting customers
Bank puts aside extra cash to cover potential loan defaults amid fears over effects from Ukraine war

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

28, Apr, 2022 @9:30 AM

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A mysterious stranger has trashed my credit rating
As a result, a credit card provider has reduced my limit by 98%

Anna Tims

27, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tell us: what is your experience of being in debt?
We would look like to hear from people who are experiencing issues with debt of any kind

Guardian community team

25, Apr, 2022 @10:34 AM

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High street banks warn of rise in UK customers defaulting on loans
Lenders expect wave of defaults this spring as cost of living soars, Bank of England survey finds

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

14, Apr, 2022 @12:07 PM

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Homebuyers could struggle with mortgages as UK banks tighten affordability tests
Brokers warn soaring bills, tax rises and big hike in cost of household basics have forced lenders to recalculate models

Miles Brignall

11, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Sunak and the poor: an abdication of responsibility | Editorial
Editorial: Loan sharks and economic predators will profit from the chancellor’s indifference to the fate of the least well-off


29, Mar, 2022 @5:40 PM

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UK credit card borrowing surges amid cost of living crisis
Concerns that low-income households are turning to expensive forms of lending as inflation soars

Phillip Inman

29, Mar, 2022 @1:27 PM

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Number of UK households with large debts rises by a third
Exclusive: Britons struggled even before winter rise in energy prices and benefits cut, research shows

Hilary Osborne

22, Mar, 2022 @3:09 PM

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NatWest to launch ‘buy now, pay later’ credit scheme this summer
First UK high street bank moves into lucrative yet unregulated payment sector

Rupert Jones

22, Mar, 2022 @1:08 PM

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Like Martin Lewis, our charity is running out of tools in the cost of living crisis | Phil Andrew
Rishi Sunak has to act now on soaring bills, says Phil Andrew of StepChange Debt Charity

Phil Andrew

21, Mar, 2022 @4:42 PM

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